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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 269--A 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (Prefiled) January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, GUNTHER, LAVINE, ROBINSON, RIVERA, OTIS, LUPARDO, JAFFEE, COOK, BUCHWALD, ABINANTI, ROSENTHAL, GRAF, RAIA, CROUCH, DiPIETRO, SCHIMEL, ZEBROWSKI, GOTTFRIED, SKOUFIS -- Multi- Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, ARROYO, FAHY, FITZPATRICK, HIKIND, LUPINACCI, MAYER, McDONOUGH, PERRY, STEC, STECK, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the provision of certain professional services to children's camps The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 1394 of the public health law, as 2 added by chapter 214 of the laws of 2012,is amended to read as follows: 3 3. (a) Any person, firm, corporation, or association that operates a 4 children's overnight, summer day, or traveling summer day camp, and has 5 obtained a permit pursuant to section thirteen hundred ninety-three of 6 this article, shall be authorized to employ or contract with a physi- 7 cian, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, registered nurse, or 8 licensed practical nurse or emergency medical technician to act as a 9 designated camp health director or to provide health services in assist- 10 ance to the camp health director pursuant to applicable regulations 11 promulgated by the commissioner. 12 (b) Any not for profit corporation that operates a children's over- 13 night, summer day, or traveling summer day camp that serves a population 14 of campers with special needs, and has obtained a permit pursuant to 15 section thirteen hundred ninety-three of this article and any other 16 permits as required by law, shall be authorized to contract with an 17 occupational therapist, physical therapist, physical therapist assist- 18 ant, psychologist, social worker, or mental health practitioner to EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00114-02-5A. 269--A 2 1 provide professional services to such campers with special needs in 2 assistance to the camp health director. The authorization to contract 3 and to provide services, as provided by this paragraph, shall be pursu- 4 ant to regulations promulgated by the commissioner. For purposes of this 5 paragraph the term "campers with special needs" shall mean campers who, 6 because of a mental or physical condition, require the services of an 7 occupational therapist, physical therapist, physical therapist assist- 8 ant, psychologist, social worker, or mental health practitioner for 9 therapeutic or rehabilitative purposes and such services are required in 10 order for such camper to attend the camp. 11 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.